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Public Understanding of Biotechnology

Promoting a clear understanding of the potential of biotechnology.

Ensuring broad public awareness and dialogue on the current and potential future applications of biotechnology.

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SJ Van Der Merwe Technical High School crowned National Schools Debates champions

J Van Der Merwe Technical High School from Limpopo Province beat eight schools to be awarded the title of the 2017 South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement National Schools Debates champions on Friday evening at a glittering award function, at the Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria.

Learn about physics the fun way at SAASTA’s Johannesburg Observatory.

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa.


STEM Community Day – Rustenburg

14 – 15 October 2017

A STEM Community Day is a science and tech fair held in a community focused on building awareness and interest in STEMI and also to demonstrate the importance of STEM through showcasing STEM in individual, corporate and entrepreneur settings.

Symposium on Nanotechnology and Energy in South Africa

26 October 2017

The aim of the symposium is to provide a platform for local researchers and industry to showcase groundbreaking academic and industrial research and promote development in the areas of energy and nanotechnology.

Mpumalanga Science Festival

26 February – 02 March 2018

Taking Science to the next level.


07 – 13 March 2018

Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival, was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI) in South Africa. Scifest Africa is the largest science festival in Africa, and the 2017 National Science Festival offered an interactive festival programme consisting of 58 exhibitions and 726 events.

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